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Lucille Lortel nominee and critically acclaimed costume designer, Valerie Marcus Ramshur is a New York based designer whose work has been seen across the country and around the world. Her credits span theatre, dance, film, and television.


A frequent professor and guest lecturer in courses on costume design, fashion history, and costume production management, Valerie has taught at such colleges and universities as New York University, Bennington College, Berkeley College, and Manhattan Marymount College. She is currently the Head of Costume Design at Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University.


Theatrical credits include work for The Women’s Project, LAByrinth Theater, The Culture Project, and Guthrie Theater to name a few. Including premiere productions of Tuesday’s With Morrie, Till The Break Of Dawn, Meshugah, Inky, The Glass House and A Splintered Soul, to name a few.


Valerie is an accomplished collaborator. As an associate costume designer and project manager, her work includes, Madonna’s Rebel Heart World Tour, the Pulitzer Prize, and Drama Desk award-winning New York production of Ruined and the Tony award-winning Hedwig and the Angry Inch. Other Broadway credits include A Behanding in Spokane, The MotherF**ker with the Hat, Lombardi, Tony Kushner’s Carolyn Or Change, Russell Simmons’ Def Poetry Jam, Bobbi Boland and Nice Work If You Can Get It.


Valerie has designed extensively for television. Her credits include All My Children, One Life to Live and The View for ABC daytime television. A Gifted Man, Hostages for CBS television, as well as national commercial and industrial projects.


Motivated by a strong commitment to research, history and the preservation of theatrical history, Valerie also spends time as a project archivist and curator. Having researched, processed, arranged, and described thousands of original costume design sketches and garments. Valerie continues to work with various cultural institutions and individual researchers and curators to promote and exhibit the work and art of costume designers.


Over the years, rich theatrical collaborations have included Mimi O’Donnell, Paul Tazewell, Martin Pakledinaz, Susan Hilferty, Arianne Phillips, Jill Du Boff, Rinne Groff, Katherine Walat, Loretta Greco, Douglas Mercer, Steve Ramshur, Sarah Sidman, David Esbjornson, Daisy Walker, Ellen Melaver, Jeffery Hatcher, and Danny Hoch, to name a few.


A graduate of Bennington College and New York University, Tisch School Arts, Valerie is a proud member of United Scenic Artists Local 829, and the Costume Society of America.


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